Ethics of Socially Disruptive Technologies
ESDiT is a 10-year long international research programme of 7 academic institutions. We work on breakthrough research at the intersections of ethics, philosophy, technology, engineering and social sciences.
Our 3 Focal Points
New digital technologies
Bio- and brain technologies
Environmental & sustainable technologies
The ESDiT programme is open to collaboration with other academic researchers, technology developers, policy makers & civil society organizations. We share relevant information and research results with media, education & general public stakeholders.
ESDiT Research Lines
Nature, Life & Human Intervention
The Human Condition
The Future of a Fair & Free Society
Foundations & Synthesis
Our Latest Publications
The latest publications by ESDiT researchers:
The wisdom_of_crowds: An Efficient, Philosophically-Validated, Social Epistemological Network Profiling Toolkit Conference
International Conference on Complex Networks and Their Applications, Springer, 2023.
An Epistemic Case for Confucian Democracy Journal Article Forthcoming
In: Critical International Review of Social and Political Philosophy, pp. 1-23, Forthcoming.
Latest News & Media appearances
News from the ESDIT programme + media appearances by our researchers:
ESDiT Research line leader Wijnand IJsselsteijn has been awarded the Distinguished NIAS-Lorentz Fellowship 2024/25
Recording seminar ‘Just Perceive: How Phenomenology and the Arts Can Guide Us in the Tech Era’ now available
Recording seminar ‘Towards an Ethics of Attention’ now available
The ESDIT podcast
Our Next Event
We regularly organize academic events and events with stakeholders, such as: